You’re Invited to the annual Southwest Watersheds Open House! Come learn about SW Watershed Improvement Projects.
When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Multnomah Center, gym - 7688 SW Capitol Highway
Stop by on your way home for refreshments, kids’ activities and information.
Environmental Services (BES) works with SWNI, the southwest community, other City bureaus, and partner organizations to develop plans and projects to improve water quality, address public interests, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, improve infrastructure, and restore watershed functions.
Please join BES and SWNI at this open house to discuss recently completed and current projects and give feedback on projects in planning and early design phases. Your participation helps shape plans to fit the neighborhood.
Stop by on your way home for refreshments and information about plans and projects to improve the health of SW Portland’s watersheds. Kids’ activities will be available, and all are welcome. To request translation services, contact Becky.Tillson@portlandoregon.gov.
A number of exciting projects in SW Portland will be highlighted, including:
Stormwater improvements along Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway at Shattuck will protect Fanno Creek from stormwater pollution and increase pedestrian safety. Construction expected in summer 2018.
Tryon Creek flows through a culvert under SW Boones Ferry Road that creates a barrier for fish moving to habitats in upper Tryon and Arnold creeks. Environmental Services is working with many partners to replace the culvert with a bridge. Construction expected in 2019.
In collaboration with Portland Parks & Recreation, this BES stream restoration project will create wetland and floodplain benches, restore natural stream processes and function, and remove an abandoned pump house, footbridge, pipes and other structures. Construction expected in summer 2018.
BES is working in coordination with Portland’s Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) on street and stormwater improvements on SW Capitol Highway from SW Garden Home to SW Taylors Ferry roads. This project will improve safety and accessibility of travel while improving stormwater management and protecting water quality in local creeks and streams.
The one-mile stretch of SW Capitol Highway between SW Garden Home and Taylors Ferry roads has no sidewalks, bike lanes, or pedestrian crossings and limited stormwater infrastructure. For more than 20 years, community members have been advocating for better walking and biking conditions on SW Capitol Highway.
The Capitol Highway: Multnomah Village to West Portland project will provide pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and stormwater management through the project zone and in certain areas within the surrounding drainage basins. Construction expected in 2019.
Learn more about southwest watersheds and additional projects in the area on the web at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/watersheds.
For questions, comments or more information, contact Becky Tillson at 503-823-7097 or Becky.Tillson@portlandoregon.gov.
See you on April 25th!